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Dalvin Cook didn't think much of the hamstring issue that took him out of last Sunday's game. But despite that optimistic prognosis, the problem with his hamstring might be worse than originally advertised.

After Sunday's 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers, Cook told reporters his removal from the game was due to nothing more than a hamstring cramp. 

Cook's assurance that his hamstring issue is nothing serious must have made his fantasy owners breathe a sigh of relief. However, it seems that the sophomore running back may have been holding back. 

According to Vikings beat reporter Courtney Cronin, Cook didn't set foot on the practice field Wednesday afternoon and plans to take it "day by day" with his hamstring.

Sounds like either he suffered the worst cramp in history, or he actually injured his hamstring. 

Hamstring injuries can be tricky, especially for running backs considering the pounding they take on a weekly basis. Fantasy owners should closely monitor Cook's status as the week goes on and, just in case he's unable to go, try and pick up Latavius Murray if he's still available.  

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